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TRACK STARS: Newton finishes third in team points; T-Town's Ella Neihls wins long jump, Vahling finishes second in 100 and 200 at Sam Bennett Invitational

Apr. 15—ROBINSON — One year ago, Teutopolis speedster Kaitlyn Vahling walked out of the Sam Bennett Invitational at Robinson High School with two school records in her back pocket.

Vahling broke the Lady Shoes' school record in the 100-meter- and 400-meter dash.

This year, it wasn't quite as eventful for Vahling; she finished second in the 100 and third in the 400. She finished the 100 in 12.56 seconds and the 400 in 1:02.03 and knew afterward that she may have put a bit too much pressure on herself.

"I felt like I was definitely in my head," Vahling said. "I put a lot of pressure on myself because I got my best times last year."

Glen Carbon (Father McGivney) junior Lilly Gilbertson bested Vahling by five-tenths of a second in the 100. Gilbertson finished at 12.51 seconds, which was a personal record for her.

Gilbertson also won the 400, setting a personal best at 57.68 seconds, and the 200-meter dash. Robinson senior Kylee Weber was second in the 400 at 1:01.42. Vahling finished second in the 200, setting a season-best time of 26.10 seconds. Gilbertson won with a personal best of 25.65 seconds.

Vahling did come in first in one event, though, finishing ahead of the pack in the 4x100-meter relay. The quartet of sophomores Adi Davidson and Halle Bushue and junior Ella Neihls finished in 52.63 seconds. Newton's 4x100 team of seniors Alaina Kuhl and Elley Bennett, sophomore Morgan Schafer, and junior Makayla McVicar were second at 53.69 seconds.

In field events, T-Town's Ella Neihls won the long jump after setting a personal best at 16 feet, 6 inches. She was third in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 6.5 inches.

Altogether, the Lady Shoes finished in fifth place with 58 total points.

Father McGivney won with 100 points, Robinson was second with 86 and Shelbyville was fourth with 68.

Newton was third with 78 points.

The Lady Eagles finished first in the 4x200-meter relay when Kuhl, Bennett, Schafer, and McVicar finished in 1:54.17.

Senior Brooke Schafer won the shot put after a season-best throw of 35 feet, 8.5 inches. She was second in the discus after a toss of 96 feet, 6 inches.

Newton had several individuals finish in the top five in their respective events, as well.

McVicar finished fifth in the 200 with a personal best time of 27.76 seconds. Junior Sydney Kinder was fourth in the 400 at 1:03.11.

Senior Gracie Smithenry was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 18.36 seconds. Junior Karasyn Martin and Bennett were third and fifth, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles. Martin finished in 52.70 seconds, and Bennett set a personal best time of 53.55 seconds.

Newton's 4x400 team of juniors Camryn and Karasyn Martin and Kinder and Bennett finished fifth at 4:27.13. The 4x800 team of sophomores Layna Marshall and Shay Bennett, Camryn Martin, and freshman Grace Schumacher finished fourth at 11:08.14.

Karasyn and Camryn Martin finished second and third, respectively, in the pole vault. Karasyn finished with a vault of 10 feet, 6 inches. Camryn finished with a jump of 10 feet.

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Below are all the times and placements from every event and team.

TEAM RESULTS

1. Glen Carbon (Father McGivney) 100; 2. Robinson 86; 3. Newton 78; 4. Shelbyville 68; 5. Teutopolis 58; 6. Olney (Richland County) 54; 7. Marshall 36; 8. Mt. Carmel 24; 9. Brownstown/St. Elmo 18; 10. Paris 14; 11. Toledo (Cumberland) 8; 12. Oblong/Palestine-Hutsonville 6; 13t. Altamont 2; 13t. Neoga 2.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

100m — 1. Lilly Gilbertson, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 12.51; 2. Kaitlyn Vahling, Teutopolis, 12.56; 3. Mary Elliott, Robinson, 13.18; 4. Hadley Denton, Olney (Richland County), 13.31; 5. Sarah McCorkle, Mt. Carmel, 13.52; 6. Presley Williams, Brownstown/St. Elmo, 13.60.

200m — 1. Lilly Gilbertson, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 25.65; 2. Kaitlyn Vahling, Teutopolis, 26.10; 3. Mary Elliott, Robinson, 27.16; 4. Hadley Denton, Olney (Richland County), 27.53; 5. Makayla McVicar, Newton, 27.76; 6. Presley Williams, Brownstown/St. Elmo, 28.37.

400m — 1. Lilly Gilbertson, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 57.68; 2. Kylee Weber, Robinson, 1:01.42; 3. Kaitlyn Vahling, Teutopolis, 1:02.03; 4. Sydney Kinder, Newton, 1:03.11; 5. Lily Stevens, Olney (Richland County), 1:03.41; 6. Abigail Weishaar, Altamont, 1:04.90.

800m — 1. Lily Woolery, Shelbyville, 2:19.42; 2. Mackenzi Thomas, Olney (Richland County), 2:27.18; 3. Ella Tingley, Robinson, 2:29; 4. Madeleine Fox, Marshall, 2:31.39; 5. Adrienne Koester, Teutopolis, 2:31.86; 6. Grace Schumacher, Newton, 2:41.23.

1600m — 1. Elena Rybak, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 4:57.05; 2. Molly Farrell, Marshall, 5:03.07; 3. Tessa Bowers, Shelbyville, 5:15.37; 4. Jane Cummins, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 5:32.51; 5. Madeleine Fox, Marshall, 5:37.87; 6. Josie Ginder, Olney (Richland County), 5:54.98.

3200m — 1. Josie Ginder, Olney (Richland County), 12:51.99; 2. Myah Boyd, Marshall, 13:21.70; 3. Laynie Lockart, Shelbyville, 13:39.85; 4. McKenzie Jones, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 13:41.92; 5. Terynn Loftis, Robinson, 13:44.36; 6. Karlee Piercefield, Olney (Richland County), 14:06.21.

100m hurdles — 1. Lily Woolery, Shelbyville, 17.22; 2. Brielle Seiler, Olney (Richland County), 17.55; 3. Eva Smith, Paris, 18.29; 4. Gracie Smithenry, Newton, 18.36; 5. Katie Berner, Brownstown/St. Elmo, 18.39; 6. Morgan Schafer, Newton, 18.59.

300m hurdles — 1. Brielle Seiler, Olney (Richland County), 48.74; 2. Katie Berner, Brownstown/St. Elmo, 51.23; 3. Karasyn Martin, Newton, 52.70; 4. Meredith Chambers, Shelbyville, 52.86; 5. Elley Bennett, Newton, 53.55; 6. Elizabeth Shea, Robinson, 54.11.

4x100m relay — 1. Teutopolis, 52.63; 2. Newton 53.69; 3. Olney (Richland County) 53.88; 4. Robinson, 54.85; 5. Brownstown/St. Elmo, 55.97; 6. Shelbyville, 56.03.

4x200m relay — 1. Newton, 1:54.17; 2. Robinson, 1:56.26; 3. Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 1:57.20; 4. Brownstown/St. Elmo, 1:57.41; 5. Shelbyville, 1:59.32; 6. Olney (Richland County), 2:00.30.

4x400m relay — 1. Shelbyville, 4:14.85; 2. Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 4:15.89; 3. Robinson, 4:18.47; 4. Marshall, 4:22.96; 5. Newton, 4:27.13; 6. Olney (Richland County), 4:35.66.

4x800m relay — 1. Shelbyville, 10:00.80; 2. Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 10:15.06; 3. Robinson, 10:44.90; 4. Newton, 11:08.14; 5. Neoga, 12:32.79; 6. Olney (Richland County), 12:42.82.

Shot Put — 1. Brooke Schafer, Newton, 35-8.5; 2. Sami Oller, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 32-2.5; 3. Libby McFarland, Marshall, 31-10.5; 4. Julia Wampler, Robinson, 31-9.5; 5. Ella Mattas, Marshall, 31-8; 6. Leah Lewis, Mt. Carmel, 30-7.5.

Discus — 1. Leah Lewis, Mt. Carmel, 99-6.5; 2. Brooke Schafer, Newton, 96-6; 3. Sami Oller, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 96-4; 4. Alexis Landsaw, Paris, 96-2; 5. Zoe Oller, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 91-9; 6. Justyce Higgs, Altamont, 89-9.5.

High Jump — 1. Mia Range, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 5-0; 2. Sarah McCorkle, Mt. Carmel, 5-0; 3. Meredith Chambers, Shelbyville, 4-10; 4. Keagan Noel, Paris, 4-10; 5. Adi Davidson, Teutopolis, 4-10; 6. Gracie Smithenry, Newton, 4-10.

Pole Vault — 1. Kylee Weber, Robinson, 11-0; 2. Karasyn Martin, Newton, 10-6; 3. Camryn Martin, Newton, 10-0; 4. Adalynn Miller, Shelbyville, 10-0; 5. Sami Habing, Teutopolis, 7-6; 6. Zoe Tuttle, Robinson, 7-0.

Long Jump — 1. Ella Neihls, Teutopolis, 16-6; 2. Katelyn Shoemaker, Toledo (Cumberland), 15-8; 3. Morgan Knoblett, Oblong/Palestine-Hutsonville, 15-6.5; 4. Elli Moody, Glen Carbon (Father McGivney), 15-5.75; 5. Claire Campbell, Marshall, 15-1; 6. Sarah McCorkle, Mt. Carmel, 15-0.

Triple Jump — 1. Mary Elliott, Robinson, 35-9; 2. Kylee Weber, Robinson, 34-9.25; 3. Ella Neihls, Teutopolis, 34-6.5; 4. Kaela Neihls, Teutopolis, 34-5; 5. Sarah McCorkle, Mt. Carmel, 33-4; 6. Sydney Kinder, Newton, 32-0.5.

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